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The BBC Is Giving Away 1 Million Hacking Kits To Kids

Can they teach kids how their computers actually work?<p>This fall, every 11- and 12-year-old school kid in the U.K. will be given a BBC Micro:bit, a tiny pocket-sized computer with no screen, no keyboard, nothing that most people would recognize as a computer. Until you program it, it sits there as …

Reddit moves to revamp site in effort to deal with offensive posts

After years of controversy over the vulgar and hate-filled posts that populate<p>Reddit, the online message board now may split the baby.<p>In an attempt to appease the offended and the offenders, the San Francisco company has proposed striking a delicate balance: prioritizing the site's constructive …

Internet

Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone

Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> or attempt to jump into a few online <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> matches on their device. More than that, some pretty big new features are hitting …

How to enable the iCloud Drive app on iOS 9

There's an app for accessing your iCloud Drive files in one place...finally.<p>Prior to iOS 9, the only way to access files stored in your iCloud Drive account was by using a specific app for a specific file type. iOS lacked a dedicated app to view your files as a whole, and it was a frustration point …

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Facebook Builds A Rough Road Back For Those Booted By Its “Real Name” Policy

Process hell and faceless bureaucracy may await those locked out of their accounts — even when they use their legal names.<p>Until recently, Daniel Wilson, a transgender musician based in England, went by the name Chalcedony Angel on Facebook. The moniker, a stage name, worked fine for a while, but as …

Twitter’s Mastering The Emoji, But Are They Missing Out On A Gravy Train? 🍗💵💰🍗

Today’s one of those completely useless internet fake holiday days. It’s World Emoji Day! 😆<p>Anyways, emojis can be serious business, or in the case of Twitter…<i>should</i> be serious business. 💵<p>My colleague Jon Russell pointed out that Twitter might be missing the boat on charging for cool emoji packs …

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OPPO officially announces three-year partnership with Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has just secured its role as the official mobile phone partner to the Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona. The three-year partnership, which was first announced on May 31st, will see OPPO serve as the official partner from the beginning of the current season until …

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Uber to NYC Mayor de Blasio: Take a Hike!

iPhone 6s Plus Leaked Image and New Motorola Smartphones

Twitter’s latest experiment shows tweets you might like under a new Related Videos section

In a new experiment, Twitter has started displaying a Related Videos section when people are not logged in to the social network’s desktop web client.<p>Twitter appears to be using favorites as a signal to figure out which tweets with media to highlight under Related Videos, which shows up on the …

Cortana for Android leaks out a bit early

Cortana is here for Android ... sort of. Microsoft announced back in May that it would be bringing Cortana to Android, and it was expected to land this month to coincide with the release of Windows 10. But now it looks like an Android beta release of Microsoft's digital assistant has hit the web …

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Middle East

President Obama Visits Prison in Oklahoma

Barack Obama